Post-Game Sports Snacks Are Not What They Used to Be: Mom of 5 Breaks Down Youth Sports Snack Trend

Whether you grew up playing sports on Saturday morning or spent your high school career on a soccer field, there’s no denying that every kid looks forward to the parent-provided post-game snack of the week. 

Usually a bag of orange slices and a juice box, things were really crazy if you got a bag of cookies to replenish with after an hour of chasing a ball on a field. 

Oh how times have changed my friends. TikToker Chrissy Horton is a mother of five, pregnant with her sixth from San Diego, California. She offers candid glimpses into her life with a big family as a content creator and influencer. One of her most recent videos is a breakdown of what’s expected from parents who are providing sports teams with post-game snacks—and it ain’t orange slices. 

“Can someone explain to me when the after-game snack protocol changed? When my kids started competitive sports, I was shocked that the after-games snacks were literally a lunch sack,” Chrissy begins as she haphazardly stuffs brown paper sacks. “I kid you not: This is the formula wherever we play: all snacks packs includes some sort of sports drink or juice box, chips of some kind, cookies or a little fun dessert. And of course fruit, to balance it all.”

“And I know that so many of you are seeing these snack packs and are mortified at how unhealthy it is — and all of the food dyes and America and obesity. And I get it,” she says. “But it’s once a week for two months and the kids don’t even eat everything in it. My kids always share it with their siblings. I know it’s the internet, so you’re going to come at me — but I didn’t come up with the formula!”

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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